Wednesday, January 17, 2007

advertising, promotion, publicity, public relations, sales

"... if the circus is coming to town and you paint a sign saying 'Circus Coming to the Fairground Saturday', that's advertising. If you put the sign on the back of an elephant and walk it into town, that's promotion. If the elephant walks through the mayor's flower bed, that's publicity. And if you get the mayor to laugh about it, that's public relations." If the town's citizens go the circus, you show them the many entertainment booths, explain how much fun they'll have spending money at the booths, answer their questions and ultimately, they spend a lot at the circus, that's sales."

this is from Reader's Digest...

Saturday, January 13, 2007

i can't help myself

apple and google are basically going to take over the world. (with the help of cbs and youtube)
and. I. don't. mind.

I want an iPhone.

Friday, January 12, 2007

2007

As the calendar year changes, people tend to look back and reflect on the previous year. Yeah, 2006 was great. And it sucked. And the war got worse. We spent too much time on facebook. Sexy was back. We're still waiting on the world to change.
And as fun as it is to read top lists from last year and say "oh, I remember that!" I am much more excited about what is going to happen in this year. 2007. double-o seven. It's a big year for me! A total of EIGHT people I know are getting married. (1 cousin, 3 from work, 1 former coworker, 2 friends from high school and there's another person that I can't remember. That's what happens when everyone decides to get married.)
I'll also be finishing college. That one word, "college", encompasses so many things. Yes, it means completing 25 more credit hours (starting next Friday!!!) and receive a degree. But I've done so many other things that have really highlighted my experience. And still so much to do!
I get to finish up an amazing year with sua...(my fourth and final actually). I get to delve into a new leadership position with the homecoming steering committee. I will hopefully scrape up a few thousand dollars to study abroad. I'd like to intern at the statehouse in Topeka and make a path to a political campaigning job in '08...it looks like they'll be plenty of candidates to work for.
That's one year to do all that. I don't know if they'll be enough time. Wish me luck!